Oct 1, 2012 7:00pm PDT
, ronald reagan's. on the other hand, you had the debt limit talks in 2011 where president obama in the middle of talks never, until this day, has gotten specific. we don't know if he offered to raise the medicare retirement age. we don't know how much he said he would cut medicare and enact entitlement reform. so he did the opposite. he went into a serious negotiation not as a candidate but as the president and never got specific. it's one of the reasons we never got a big debt limit deal. so i think mitt romney actually is following the reagan pattern. the question is who when it comes to real negotiation with congress will follow through and get it done. i think mitt romney would be stronger at that. the president, if he could have done it, would have done it. >> secretary reich, you said -- >> let me -- with due respect, with due respect to mr. fleischer, the fact is when ronald reagan was running we didn't have the kind of budget deficit we have right now. it's very -- >> that's not the point. >> let me just finish, i may, finish this thought -- you cann as a presidential ca
Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
by last year's earthquake. the 9.6 million contract was awarded to the same company that built the ronald reagan building. scaffolding is expected to go up within the next two months. >>> it is 4:38 now. we're in for another warm day. a few peeks of sun, too. howard has the weather first in two minutes and talks about possible thunderstorms as well. >>> we all know about the game angry birds. prepare yourself for bad piggies. more on that at 4:42. >> women who snore during pregnancy are at risk for a potentially deadly condition later in life. the findings of a new study at 4:51. >> we're back in two minutes with your weather first. you're watching 9news now. >>> welcome back. 4:40 on this thursday morning. muggy out there. we've got the humidity up. north of town we're watching a few showers and thunderstorms early. we'll see those past by and probably see a few more late this afternoon into the evening hours. may hold off through the evening rush with some luck. highs will be on the warm side up in the low 80s here in d.c. 70s north. mid-80s south. monika? >>> in silver spring north of
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the ronald reagan building. our andrea mccarren at today's announcement joins us live with details. lots of people waiting for this, andrea. >> reporter: that's right. you have to enjoy it now without the scaffolding because the repair work here could take as long as 18 months. web cameras will be installed so we can all keep track of the progress. >> it is beautiful. i'm glad it didn't fall down. >> reporter: barbara and jerry haynes snapped photos of a scaffolding free washington monument while they city could. >> we knew there was -- still could. >> we knew there was damage from the earthquake. >> i said wow. i have to say this registered 7.4 on my richter scale. >> reporter: now two men who each visited the washington monument as children are now leading a team that will repair it. >> thrilled to death. we're very thrilled. in many ways it's one of those signature projects as an engineer, as a construction man, it's something you wait your life for. >> reporter: scaffolding will go up within the next two months with the same design used for the monument restoration in 2000. >> i'